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Published by McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Zombie films -- History and criticism

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"This book provides a cultural and critical analysis of the cinematic zombie tradition. Closely examining influential works Victor Halperin"s White Zombie, Jacques Tourneur"s I Walked with a Zombie, Lucio Fulci"s Zombi 2, Dan O"Bannon"s The Return of the Living Dead, Danny Boyle"s 28 Days Later, and, of course, Romero"s entire "Dead" series, it establishes Zombies in Gothic tradition"--Provided by publisher.

Edition Notes

StatementKyle William Bishop ; foreword by Jerrold E. Hogle.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.Z63 B52 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 239 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23962742M
ISBN 109780786448067
LC Control Number2009050018

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